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Title The Dolomite Mountains Excursions through Tyrol, Carinthia, Carniola, & Friuli in 1861, 1862, & 1863. With A Geological Chapter, And Pictorial Illustrations from Original Drawings on the Spot.
Author Josiah Gilbert and G. C. Churchill
Year 2017
Binding Paperback
Pages 611
ISBN10, ISBN13 9351286266, 9789351286264
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The Title 'The Dolomite Mountains Excursions through Tyrol, Carinthia, Carniola, & Friuli in 1861, 1862, & 1863. With A Geological Chapter, And Pictorial Illustrations from Original Drawings on the Spot. written/authored/edited by Josiah Gilbert and G. C. Churchill', published in the year 2017. The ISBN 9789351286264 is assigned to the Paperback version of this title. This book has total of pp. 611 (Pages). The publisher of this title is Kalpaz Publications. This Book is in English. The subject of this book is History.
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ABOUT THE BOOK

It is a travel guide. Both the authors were  members of the Geological Society of  London and so the book contains not only  the travel description in the form of  letters to friends at home but also about  the geology. Excursion through Tyrol,  Carinthia, Carniola, and Friuli in 1861,  1862, and 1863 with a Geological chapter.  Among the dolomite castles, this must  stand preeminent for size, situation, and  history. It rivals in romantic position the  castle in Calabria, or the monastery of  Meleora, in Greece. It was one of the  most beautiful drives I have seen. The  plain between the two chains of  mountains is elevated on the side where it  meets the Carinthian mountains above  the valley of the Save, and is rich in  pasture, with clums or hedgerows of  trees, walnuts, ash, elms, chestnuts, limes  and beeches. Despite their uncharted and  isolated topography, the Dolomites  emerged progressively as a cultural  landscape intimately connected to the  cosmopolitan aura of Venice. Configuring  the real dolomite landscape as if Titian  had painted it faithfully. 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Josiah Gilbert (1814-1892), born in  Rotherham, Yorkshire, London. He was  an English painter, draftsman, research  traveller and art critic. He was baptized  on a February 1815 at the Nether Chapel,  Norfolk Street. Gilbert attended the  Royal Academy of Arts in London, where  he first worked as a portrait painter, but  moved to Margar Ash at Ogar in 1843,  where he had been busy with literary and  artistic work. He travelled with G.C.  Churchill to the Dolomites and from 1861  to 1863 wrote this travel guide. Both  were members of the geological society  of London.
 G.C. Churchill (1822-1906), after legal  studies he devoted himself to his passion  as a naturalist and geologist, also he  became a member of Geological Society  of England. The trips in this book made  between 1861 and 1863 along with Josiah  Gilbert, the well known painter as well as  draftsman. The first fundamental work in  our mountains, of which the authors are  considered, from the point of view  tourism, the “discoverers”. 

 

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